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Wild Mint Arts

Discipline: Dance
Homebase: Calgary
Languages: English

Wild Mint Arts delivers workshops, performances, and classes with Indigenous performing artists locally and from around the world. Empowering Indigenous people of all ages, abilities, and genders, we strive to offer inclusive programming, respectful of everyone. Offering an opportunity for reconciliation, we serve the Indigenous community and our non-Indigenous community year-round. We believe that offering engaging artistic programming for all members of a community regardless of identity builds stronger relationships. Wild Mint Arts has been serving the prairie communities since 2008 as Indigenous Dance Studio. In March 2019, we re-branded as Wild Mint Arts.

Performances & Workshops

NEW ARTIST for 2020-21 School Year

Powwow Mash-Up!

Grade Suitability: K-12
Duration: 60 mins.
Capacity: 1000+
Tech Requirements: Access to multiple electrical, indoor performance only, two tables 2 chairs
Fee Range: $1245-1545 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Lower Mainland
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
Vancouver Island Lower
Vancouver Island Mid
Vancouver Island North

Powwow Mash-UP! shares the beauty, athleticism, and diversity of Indigenous dance from the Plains. Hoop dance, Flute, Stories, Jigging, and other powwow styles are shared in an inviting way. Fully choreographed, Powwow Mash-UP! will mesmerize audiences with dramatic dancing, spectacular regalia and the subtle beauty of Native American flute songs. Insightful commentary about each dance will also enhance the performance as kids get the chance to celebrate this rich, cultural treasure with the Cree, Blackfoot and Métis dancers of Powwow Mash-UP! Some students and teachers will get to participate in the show as well, learning on-stage, different dances. Created exclusively for young audiences by acclaimed Calgary-based Cree musician, contemporary dancer and choreographer Jessica McMann, this energetic performance offers a rare opportunity to experience the stunning vibrancy of Indigenous culture through dance.

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